Medvedev delays Davos trip due to terrorist blast

first_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleFamilyThisThe Biggest Wrestlers From Back In The Day & How They Look NowFamilyThisAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsMoneyWise.comThe Worst College In Every US State, RankedMoneyWise.comMovie JewelInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeMovie JewelGameday News40 Abandoned Stadiums That Once Made Sports HistoryGameday Newsgazillions.comCelebrities Side By Side With Their Younger Selvesgazillions.combonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comNext RefinanceThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodNext Refinance whatsapp Monday 24 January 2011 8:08 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comcenter_img whatsapp Share RUSSIAN president Dmitry Medvedev has delayed his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos this week due to a suicide bomb at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport that killed 35 people yesterday.The president swore to hunt down the culprits, writing on Twitter: “Security will be strengthened at large transport hubs. We mourn the victims of the terrorist attack at Domodedovo airport. The organisers will be tracked down and punished.”No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack, but the bombing was praised on unofficial Islamist site kavkazcenter.com.Tensions in the North Caucasus, which has a 20 per cent Muslim population eager to secede from Russia, have been building in recent months. “It is yet another sign that what [Russia Prime Minister Vladimir] Putin started in 1999 by invading the rebellious republic of Chechnya has come home to roost again in the Russian capital,” said Glen Howard, president of the US Jamestown Foundation research institution. Medvedev delays Davos trip due to terrorist blast last_img read more

Sweden starts on the right foot

first_img While it won’t open until January 1, 2019, Scott Longley argues Sweden’s iGaming market regulation can already be considered a success AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Strategy Sweden starts on the right foot Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 20th December 2018 | By contenteditor Strategy In one sense, we can already call the newly regulated Swedish online gambling market a success. A steady stream of press releases has emanated from the Swedish Gambling Authority (Lotteriinspektionen) announcing the names of more operators which have been granted licenses.At the time of going to press the total stood at 31 licences awarded to 28 operators and with a fortnight to go to D-Day, there will certainly be more to come before the market is launched on January 1, 2019. The big names are all ready to go, with the list as of December 18 containing such market big hitters as Kindred, Btesson, LeoVegas, Mr Green, PokerStars, JackpotJoy and bet365.The Swedish politicians and the regulator will no doubt also have been pleased to read that Kindred chief executive Henrik Tjarnstrom telling Bloomberg that he expects the number of employees in Sweden to rise from around 300 this year to 400 next year and 700 in the next couple of years.This employment boost can be set alongside the online gambling-derived taxation that will accrue from a greater degree of regulatory participation as well as what the authorities will view as the greater degree of consumer protection afforded by a more open online regime.This combination of factors means it is easy to predict that the Swedish market will be hailed as a success by its architects. The tax rate – now officially the lowest in Europe for online gaming if not sports-betting – has enticed enough of the big names that the degree of leakage into what will now definitively be the black market.Regardless of whatever revenues figures are actually achieved in the early months, it seems likely they will be greeted positively by all sides of the online gambling debate, from the politicians and the regulators through to the operators and the media beneficiaries of their increased marketing spend.To coin a phrase, what’s not to like? Admittedly, Sweden has certainly taken its time to get its regulatory act in order. From the early days of online poker, Sweden has been a leading online grey market with very little by way of official sanctions to stop the sector growing sizeably. The ease with which the grey market emerged is evidenced by the stature of the operators and suppliers that have come from the country.Bet365 and PokerStars apart, most of the names that head the list above have their roots in Sweden even if they currently choose to operate largely out of Malta and Gibraltar. They are market leaders and importantly they have been innovating for some time. It means that the rate of channelling from the current grey market into the regulated sphere is likely to be high.It is for this reason that expectations for the success of the market do not necessarily encompass the possibility of sizeable revenue growth. Estimates for the current size of the unregulated and regulated market combined in 2017, for instance, vary between the semi-official estimate of SEK6.6bn to SEK8.8bn or between €650-860m.This gives a 2017 per capita online gambling spend figure of circa €86 which compares favourably with the figure for the already regulated and analogous Danish market of €78 and a UK figure for the year to March 2018 of approximately €89.These figures suggest that though there will be an element of the regulated market getting up to speed in the first few months, we are unlikely to see a huge market expansion on the previous estimates. The total market size come the end of 2019 is likely to be higher than the estimates for the combined grey and regulated market of 2018 by a mid-to-single digit percentage.It could be argued, in fact, that the only way the Swedish market opening process might be deemed to have failed would be if the notional per capita online gambling spend were to rise substantially above, say, the UK or Danish figures.That would suggest a market that had overheated.The way the regulations have been framed seems designed to mitigate against this possibility. Hence, the various rules and regulations around bonusing, for instance, and the regulator’s clear desire for socially responsible gambling warnings to be as prominent in Sweden as it is currently in the UK.Much as the attention of the global gambling industry is focused on the US right now, there will also be a lot of eyes on what happens in Sweden in the coming months. Both the regulator and the operaotrs will be hoping it is a success – but maybe just not too much so.last_img read more

Investing for beginners: I think these FTSE 100 shares could be great stocks to buy

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Investing for beginners: I think these FTSE 100 shares could be great stocks to buy Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever and Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Investing in stocks for the first time can be a daunting experience. After all, there are thousands of stocks listed here in the UK and thousands more listed internationally. Where do you start?The best approach, in my view, is to spread your money over a number of different well-established, blue-chip companies that have great track records and attractive growth prospects. With that in mind, here’s a look at two FTSE 100 shares that I believe are well suited to beginners.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A great stock to start with If you’re a beginner investor, Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is the perfect stock to buy, in my opinion. It’s a leading consumer goods company that owns a wide range of well-known brands. The chances are, you use some Unilever products yourself. Dove, Persil, PG tips, Domestos, and Radox are just some of its brands.One reason I think Unilever is well suited to beginners is that it’s a lower-risk stock. No matter what’s happening in the global economy, people buy its products. This means that its earnings are quite consistent. As a result, ULVR shares often fall less than the wider market when the stock market is volatile. When the FTSE 100 index fell nearly 35% due to Covid-19 in February and March, for example, ULVR shares only fell about 20%.I also like the fact that Unilever has an excellent track record in terms of generating shareholder wealth. Not only have investors done very well from the rise in its share price over the years (the stock is up over 150% in 10 years) but they have also picked up plenty of dividends along the way. The dividend yield on the stock is currently about 3.2%.Unilever shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 21.7. I think that’s good value.A lower-risk FTSE 100 share Another FTSE 100 share that I believe is well suited to beginners is Diageo (LSE: DGE). It’s a leading alcoholic beverages company that owns a top portfolio of brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Tanqueray.Like Unilever, Diageo is a lower-risk stock. People buy its alcoholic beverages during both the good times and the bad. This means that earnings are fairly consistent, which translates to less share price volatility.Diageo does face risks associated with Covid-19, of course. In the short term, earnings are likely to be down due to the fact that so many bars and pubs across the world have been forced to close.However, the long-term growth story here looks attractive. As wealth continues to rise in emerging markets (where Diageo generates a high proportion of revenues), demand for its brands should rise.Diageo also has a great track record when it comes to generating shareholder wealth. Not only has the stock delivered fantastic share price gains over the years, but investors have been rewarded with consistent dividends. Currently, the dividend yield is about 2.4%.Diageo is not the cheapest stock in the FTSE 100. Currently, the shares trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 23.9. However, this is a high-quality company. So, I think it deserves a premium to the market. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 24th July, 2020 | More on: DGE ULVR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

This FTSE 100 beast keeps paying out billions in cash. I’d buy its shares today!

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” American satirist Mark Twain once remarked, “A mine is a hole in the ground with a liar at the top”. While this adage may apply to lesser firms, FTSE 100 mining giant Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO) is one major exception to the rule.Rio Tinto is a FTSE 100 beastAs a value investor, I’m always on the hunt for shares in large (ideally, FTSE 100), stable, resilient, well-managed, and profitable companies. For me, Anglo-Australian multinational miner Rio Tinto – an absolute beast valued at almost £80bn – almost perfectly fits the bill.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This FTSE 100 firm’s big deal is its ability to pay out enormous cash dividends to its shareholders. In its half-year report released on Wednesday, Rio revealed that it would pay out another $2.5bn (£1.9bn) in cash to shareholders, for an annual total of £3.65bn. That’s more than half (53%) of the mining giant’s earnings.Rio revealed underlying profits were down 4% to $4.75bn in the first half of 2020, ahead of expectations. This allowed the FTSE 100 firm to declare an interim dividend of $1.55 per share. Combined with its final dividend for 2019, Rio paid out an incredible $4.8bn in cash to its happy shareholders. This boosts the global giant to #4 in the list of biggest FTSE 100 dividend-payers.As for size, you don’t get much bigger than Rio, whose market value at the current share price of £45.92 is a whopping £79.1bn. This makes the miner one of the FTSE 100’s super-heavyweights.This FTSE 100 share is getting cheaperAt £45.92, Rio shares have dipped 83.5p (1.8%) today, despite unveiling upbeat results two days ago. However, the FTSE 100 has had a weak week, falling 170 points (2.8%) over the past five days.Then again, Rio shares have easily beaten the wider FTSE 100 during the Covid-19 crisis. Over the past 12 months, Rio’s share price has declined a mere 1.1%, versus a slump of 22% for the FTSE 100.Rio shares aren’t expensive and pay big dividendsOn 21 July, Rio shares almost hit £50, so they have slipped 8% in the past 10 days. At the other end of their range, shares in this FTSE stalwart dived to £29.54 on 23 March.During the depths of the market meltdown, Rio shares were clearly a howling bargain at under £30. However, I think they remain inexpensive today and proffer ownership of one of the biggest cash torrents in the FTSE 100.After slipping back from their recent high, Rio shares trade on a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.8, which is not expensive when measured against the wider market. What’s more, Rio is likely to see an earnings boost from rising iron-ore prices, which recently topped $110 a tonne.For me, Rio’s main attraction is its ability to churn out oodles of cash to shareholders, like an ATM on steroids! Its current dividend yield of nearly 6.4% is very tempting, which is why I would buy and hold its shares today for their generous income. Cliff D’Arcy | Friday, 31st July, 2020 | More on: RIO Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. This FTSE 100 beast keeps paying out billions in cash. I’d buy its shares today! Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

New code on charities’ accountability and transparency

first_imgNew code on charities’ accountability and transparency  72 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 October 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: ImpACT Coalition Institute of Fundraisingcenter_img  71 total views,  3 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising is to develop a new Code of Fundraising Practice that will outline best practice ./guidance on accountability and transparency in fundraising and related communications within voluntary sector organisations.The Code is a key part of the Institute’s contribution to the ImpACT Coalition, the new sector-wide campaign to increase trust and confidence in charities.The Institute says that the Code will be relevant to all fundraising organisations and is asking for charity fundraisers, lawyers and communication professionals to volunteer to join the working party to develop the Code.The new Code will cover:How to communicate information about the purpose and benefits of fundraising to donors, funders, beneficiaries and the general public.How to comply with relevant finance and reporting initiatives and regulations to enhance donor and public understandingHow to be transparent in fundraising and reporting materials about the investment organisations make in fundraisingThe details of the proposed Code can be viewed at the Institute’s website. Application forms to join or Chair the Working Party must be submitted to the Institute by 21 October 2005.As Chair of the ImpACT (Improving Accountability, Clarity and Transparency) Coalition Coalition, Alan Gosschalk, Fundraising Director of Shelter, explained the need for the Code: “For a long time, fundraisers and communication professionals have been talking about the need to be clearer to donors, volunteers, the media and general public, about how charities work and how they are raising and spending their money. We need to work together to give supporters the facts about how charities work, to explain the different methods of fundraising and why charities need to invest in increasing their fundraising capacity.“These new guidelines are a critical step forward in giving fundraisers real, practical support in ensuring that their organisation is as transparent as possible.”www.impactcoalition.org.uklast_img read more

Dogs Trust, National Trust & Cats Protection top league for charities perceived as most in need of legacies

first_img  264 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Dogs Trust, National Trust, and Cats Protection top a new league table of charities perceived to be most in need of legacies by charity supporters.The league table ranks 14 charities from the fastmap Legacy Premier League 2018/2019. It has been compiled by fastmap with Allan Freeman of Freestyle Marketing who collaborated to research the charities perceived as being most in need for legacies in order to explore the role that need for money plays in this decision making process.The research explored 13 different motivations such as ‘we need to solve this problem’, ‘they are always in the news’ and ‘they help or helped people I care about’, and 15 different barriers with multiple online surveys sent out to over 10,000 charity supporters aged 50+, to generate an understanding of the extent and type of legacy support of over 100 charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis53 Melanie May | 29 April 2019 | News While Dogs Trust, National Trust and Cats Protection topped the table, Marie Curie came bottom, preceded by Macmillan in twelfth place, and Royal British Legion in 13th place. At the top Dogs Trust received an index score of 153, while Marie Curie’s was 55, with higher scores demonstrating that more people are more inclined to believe that a charity needs a legacy gift.The report suggests that the difference between the highest and lowest scoring charities could be linked to the immediate tangibility of the cause but that some of these charities could also perhaps enhance their legacy consideration by being clearer on why they need a legacy.David Cole, Managing Director of fastmap said:‘We all know how important need is. If your charity is perceived as wealthy or if potential supporters don’t understand why you need their donations they simply won’t give. And of course, legacies are no different. In fact, arguably for legacies it’s even more important than individual giving.“In our legacy research, we have looked at 14 different charities from the Legacy Premier League 2018 / 2019 and identified which are most likely to be perceived as in need of a legacy gift. This legacy research highlights that the need of a gift from wills significantly differs at a brand level. Future investigations from these brands might be needed to understand why they are perceived as less (or more) in need of a gift compared to others.”center_img Tagged with: legacies legacy fundraising research About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Dogs Trust, National Trust & Cats Protection top league for charities perceived as most in need of legacies  265 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis53last_img read more

Guantanamo: ban on asking questions lifted

first_img News October 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Guantanamo: ban on asking questions lifted June 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Organisation June 7, 2021 Find out more News US authorities have lifted a ban on journalists asking questions about ongoing investigations when visiting the US military base at Guantanamo (Cuba). Five journalists flying there from Florida on 14 October were required to sign a form saying only that officials would not answer such questions. In an earlier version last week, three visiting journalists had been obliged to agree not even to ask them.Guantanamo spokesperson Lt. Col. Pamela Hart confirmed the ban had been lifted and said the US military had been “momentarily a bit too conservative” in its intention to “protect the integrity of the investigation and ongoing assessment” at the base. Among the latest group of five journalists were a reporter from the daily Miami Herald and one from Vanity Fair magazine.The new version of the form still forbids journalists from communicating with or identifying prisoners on pain of losing their accreditation, banning them from taking pictures on which detainees can be identified, recording remarks by them or covering the transfer of prisoners from one part of the base to another.——————————————–10.10.2003Reporters Without Borders today condemned the action of the US military authorities in making US reporters visiting the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) on 7 October sign an undertaking that they would ask no questions about investigations under way there, on pain of being removed from the base. Two days after the incident, a US official in Washington said the requirement was about to be rescinded. This was not the first time that the military authorities have obstructed the work of journalists in Guantanamo on “operational security” grounds.”These restrictions are unacceptable as they quite simply prohibit journalists from doing their job,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “Unfortunately, the strict supervision of reporters is the rule, not the exception, at the Guantanamo base,” Ménard said. The base houses a detention camp where suspected members of Al-Qaeda and their Taliban allies are held.”Using the pretext of the fight against terrorism, these measures above all have the effect of limiting the appearance of reports which could give rise to further criticism of the US administration,” Ménard added.Reporters Without Borders said it hoped the US administration confirms that this new restriction on asking questions has been dropped. The organisation also urged the administration to improve work conditions for journalists at the base, so that the legitimate security concerns are not an obstacle to their work.In previous cases of obstruction, equipment was taken from a BBC television crew working for the current affairs programme “Panorama” on 20 June, while the room of a crew from the Italian TV station RAI 1 was searched on 11 September 2002.Forbidden to ask questionsIn the 7 October incident, the Associated Press (AP) reported that journalists from the AP, New York Times and Fox Television were forced to sign the undertaking before boarding a flight from Jackson military air base (Florida) to Guantanamo.”Asking questions or perspectives about ongoing and/or future operations or investigations can result in restricted access on Gitmo (Guantanamo), removal from the installation, and/or revocation of DoD (Department of Defence) press credentials,” the statement said.Asked why the journalists were being made to sign the statement, Lt. Col. Pamela Hart said, “Why ask a question that you’re not going to get an answer to?” She added that the measures helped in “protecting the integrity of the investigation.” They was the first group of journalists to go to Guantanamo since the arrests of a military chaplain and two interpreters, one of whom has been accused of spying.A US Department of Defence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, yesterday told the British news agency Reuters that this ban on asking questions was on the point of being lifted.Previous casesIn the 20 June incident, military authorities separated a BBC crew from a group of journalists visiting the Camp Delta detention centre in Guantanamo, seized its sound equipment and erased recordings in which prisoners could be heard shouting questions to the journalists. Reporter Vivian White, who had responded to questions from detainees asking if the visitors were journalists, was confined to a building at some distance from the camp.The Guardian quoted a US officer as saying the BBC crew had to surrender its sound tapes in order to continue shooting video. A military spokesperson said the BBC journalists violated a ban on talking to detainees. According to the US authorities, the ban was imposed in order to comply with the Geneva Conventions, but the ICRC questions that the conventions require this. The room occupied by the Italian TV crew in Guantanamo was searched on 11 September 2002 when it was suspected they had filmed in an unauthorised area.Other reporters visiting the base last year said they were increasingly restricted in their activities there. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg said they were permanently escorted and their contacts with base personnel, including civilians, were monitored. AP reporter Paisley Dodds said access to the hospital and the possibility of seeing the prisoners became more difficult during 2002 and there was an almost total ban on taking photographs on “operational security” grounds.The publication of photos of 20 detainees being treated in a degrading manner on their arrival at the Guantanamo Bay base in January 2002 drew criticism in many parts of the world. After that experience, the Pentagon cited security reasons for banning the news media from covering the transfer of detainees from Camp X-Ray to Camp Delta, both in Guantanamo Bay, a few months later. Coverage of the construction of Camp Delta was also restricted. to go further Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more The ban on visiting journalists asking questions about the investigationsunder way at the US base in Guantanamo has been lifted. The ban was part ofa document which the military authorities made three journalists sign lastweek before they could board a flight to the base. However, restrictions onaccess to detainees at the base remain in place. News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Crackdown on media includes ban on Hurricane Matthew coverage

first_img October 15, 2020 Find out more May 6, 2020 Find out more Credit: Miami Herald Organisation RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago RSF_en Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet The arrests of journalists trying to inform fellow citizens about the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Matthew’s passage over eastern Cuba on 4 October are the latest example of how the Cuban government continues its harassment of independent journalism. Their reporting clearly did not please the authorities Maykel González Vivero, a journalist working for the Diario de Cuba news website, was arrested in the eastern city of Baracoa on 10 October while interviewing people about hurricane damage and was held for three days. He had just been fired from state-owned Radio Sagua for working for independent media. On 11 October, it was the turn of six members of the Havana-based Periodismo de Barrio news website, include its director, Elaine Díaz, to be arrested while visiting Baracoa to cover the aftermath of the hurricane. Their equipment was confiscated for several hours. According to the authorities, the journalists were arrested under the state of emergency proclaimed by President Raúl Castro on 4 October, which supposedly prohibited journalistic reporting without special authorization. But for the state of emergency to be valid, it should have been accompanied by a resolution defining how and in what regions of the country it was to be applied. No such resolution was ever formally issued by the authorities. There is no shortage of subjects that are off-limits for unauthorized media outlets. Reinaldo Escobar, a journalist with the 14ymedio website, was unable to cover the inauguration of the first regular flight between the United States and Cuba. He was arrested in Santa Clara on 31 august for doing “enemy journalism” and was forcibly escorted back to Havana. Oscar Sánchez Madan, a reporter for the Hablemos Press independent news agency, was arrested by three members of the National evolutionary Police (PNR) in the municipality of Cárdenas on 18 August while interviewing Leticia Ramos Herrería, a representative of the Ladies in White, a movement formed by the wives of political prisoners. “We deplore the Cuban government’s growing hostility towards the country’s independent media,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The recent attempts to censor ‘unofficial’ media, especially during a natural disaster, are completely unproductive and reinforce self-censorship, which is very harmful for the entire country. The Cuban government should drop its ideological postures and help the independent media to develop instead of systematically opposing them.” There have been many cases of harassment in recent months, making independent reporting impossible. RSF has learned that four Hablemos Press members – director Roberto Jesús Guerra Pérez, deputy director Eduardo Herrera, executive director Magalay Otero Suárez and reporter Arian Guerra – had no choice but to leave Cuba at the end of September after repeated threats. Hablemos Press has been the target of harassment and arbitrary arrests for 13 years. Guerra Pérez told RSF he had been constantly harassed by the government in recent weeks in the form of comments by state employees in the street, telephone death threats or being repeatedly prevented from working. Now that he is in exile, he fears an illegal raid on the news agency’s headquarters in the coming weeks. The Centro de Información Legal (Cubalex), a Cuban NGO that defends media freedom, has been subjected to various forms of harassment –including searches, disconnected phone lines and humiliating interrogations – since it issued a report on free speech in Cuba and presented it to the United Nations in Geneva. The level of persecution of Cubalex got to the point that the office of the special rapporteur on freedom of expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued an alert on 13 October condemning the harassment. 14ymedio, the website found by Yoani Sánchez (an RSF media freedom heroine in 2014), revealed in an investigative report in September that Cuba’s state-owned telephone company Etecsa was blocking text messages containing the terms “human rights” or “hunger strike,” the name of the opposition magazine Convivencia, or the names of certain government opponents. At the same time, the list of websites that are blocked or are the target of cyber-attacks has lengthened this year and now includes such sites as Cubaencuentro and Martinoticias. Cuba is ranked 171st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index – the lowest position in Latin America. The arrests of journalists trying to inform fellow citizens about the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Matthew’s passage over eastern Cuba on 4 October are the latest example of how the Cuban government continues its harassment of independent journalism. Their reporting clearly did not please the authorities CubaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression Receive email alerts Newscenter_img News CubaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expression New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Follow the news on Cuba to go further News October 21, 2016 Crackdown on media includes ban on Hurricane Matthew coverage Help by sharing this information News October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

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